• WordNet 3.6
    • adj varicose abnormally swollen or knotty "varicose veins"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Varicose (Med) Intended for the treatment of varicose veins; -- said of elastic stockings, bandages, and the like.
    • Varicose Irregularly swollen or enlarged; affected with, or containing, varices, or varicosities; of or pertaining to varices, or varicosities; as, a varicose nerve fiber; a varicose vein; varicose ulcers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • varicose Of or relating to varix: affected with varix.
    • varicose Designed for the cure or relief of varicose veins: applied to elastic fabrics made into stockings, bandages, etc., used for this purpose.
    • varicose In zoöl, rominent and tortuous, as formations upon a shell; resembling or having varices; varicated.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Varicose var′i-kōs permanently dilated or enlarged, as a vein, the actual dilatation being called a varix—most often in the sub-mucous veins of the rectum (constituting hæmorrhoids or piles), in the spermatic veins (giving rise to varicocele), and in the veins of the lower extremities—also Var′icous
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. varicosus, from varix, -icis, a dilated vein; cf. varus, bent, stretched, crooked
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. varicosus, full of dilated veins—varix, a dilated vein—varus, bent, crooked.


In literature:

I also saw one or two cases of varicose veins.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Varicose Veins and Swollen Glands.
"No Animal Food" by Rupert H. Wheldon
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Women who have had large families are more liable than others to varicose veins.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
The following case occurred in the person of a lady with varicose veins and far advanced in pregnancy.
"An Essay on the Application of the Lunar Caustic in the Cure of Certain Wounds and Ulcers" by John Higginbottom
Varicose nicer, dating from more than a year and a half.
"Self Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion" by Emile Coué
Occasionally an old varicose vein may break open and give rise to profuse bleeding.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
Demonstrate treatment for rupture of varicose veins of the leg with severe hemorrhage.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
He is obliged to wear a rubber stocking and use other appliances to suppress inflammation and reduce varicose veins.
"Company K, Twentieth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry" by Andrew Brown
Another man had some varicose veins removed and he was walking ten minutes after.
"My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915" by Monica M. Stanley

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